Whether you’re in the Baltimore area or elsewhere, this year the country has seen an unusual amount of snowy weather. As a truck driver, getting your cargo from one location to another should actually only be your secondary concern. What’s more important is preserving your safety and that of others with whom you share the roads. Here are some safety tips for truck driving on icy roads that you should keep in mind as we await winter’s end.
It’s not hard to see why so many people choose to become truck drivers. The profession has some undeniable benefits, including the travel and compensation. But if you’ve recently started trucking, it may take you some time to learn the rules of the road. Here at Baltimore Freightliner, we’d like to make this easier for you by highlighting a few of the most common mistakes that new truck drivers make.
If you’ve selected a career as a truck driver, you will in all likelihood have to spend a fair bit of time at the loading dock. This won’t make up the bulk of your hours on the job, but sometimes it will feel like it. It isn’t the most glamorous part of truck driving either, and it can take some time to learn how to load as efficiently as possible. Here are some tips for how to handle your time at the loading dock.
Are you considering becoming a truck driver? If so, you’re in luck. The profession can be extremely lucrative, and demand for truck drivers is unlikely to decrease in coming years. But you probably have quite a few questions about the trucking lifestyle. After all, truck drivers seem to lead such different lives from those in traditional 9-to-5 jobs. Today, we’d like to answer a few frequently asked questions about the trucking lifestyle.
Purchasing a new truck is difficult enough. Getting a used one can be even harder. There are far more things you have to keep in mind when purchasing any kind of used vehicle, and especially a semi-truck. When you visit your local used truck dealer, you should ask as many questions as you can to ensure you’re making the right decision. Here are a few questions you should be sure to ask.
Can an aftermarket part void the car’s warranty? It could be in your best interest to find out. In fact, there is nothing more important than understanding the nuances associated with your vehicle’s warranty particularly when looking at any aftermarket parts. The reality is, car owners who are looking to save some money on car maintenance and auto parts may want to consider the importance of their warranty. Ultimately, knowing whether aftermarket parts void your warranty can truly make all the difference. Here are a few key things to understand before you decide to invest in an aftermarket part for your car.
It’s a fact of life that your job is likely to get in the way of your hobbies. Still, most of us try to strike a nice balance between working to make a living and doing what brings us joy. If you’re a truck driver, you might find that it interferes with your hobbies a little more than you’d like. You can’t always catch the game you want to see. You can’t tend to your garden at home. But there are a few hobbies that are perfect for the life of a truck driver.
Trucking can be a lucrative career, but it is also by nature a dangerous profession. Driving a vehicle is arguably the most dangerous activity that a majority of Americans carry out on a regular basis, and truck drivers do so professionally. Further complicating matters is the fact that semi-trucks are more dangerous to drive than ordinary passenger vehicles. One of the best ways to avoid getting into a truck accident is to know what causes them. For that reason, we’ve laid out three of the biggest causes of truck accidents.
Trucking is a great career. While it does come with a few downsides—such as difficulty sleeping or spending periods of time away from home—what job doesn’t? It’s a lucrative profession, and one that allows endless opportunity for domestic travel. If it sounds like something you’d enjoy, it could easily be the right career for you. Today, we’ll explain where to start a trucking career.
Truck driving is by nature a dangerous profession. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to boost your safety when on your route. Part of being a safe truck driver is being well aware of the hazards that each season poses. Some safety tips are always relevant; others are only seasonal. Now that the winter solstice has come and gone, we thought we’d take this opportunity to present you with a few safety considerations for truck driving in the snow.